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Wild Birds Unlimited Presents Live Streaming Barred Owl Cam With Intimate Glimpse Into Nesting Season »

March 26, 2015 at 12:07PM PDT | Source: Wild Birds Unlimited

National Backyard Bird Feeder Asks, ‘Hoo’s the Next Viral Sensation?’
CARMEL, Ind. - March 26, 2015  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Wild Birds Unlimited, the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores, is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to re-launch its live Barred Owl Nest Cam to help bird enthusiasts connect with nature and learn more about spring nesting season.
“Our annual Barred Owl Nest Cam is a great opportunity for children, teachers and nature lovers to learn about and witness the nesting process of these amazing birds,” said Jim Carpenter, founder and CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited. “We encourage families to make this a learning opportunity, and try to spot specific behaviors they may see on the cam from mom, dad and the owlets...

Military-Inspired Fitness Franchise To Award One Franchise Grand Prize To Veteran »

March 26, 2015 at 11:53AM PDT | Source: Soldierfit

Soldierfit's 'Mission: Fit to Own' Offers Landmark Opportunity to Own a Military-Inspired Fitness Franchise
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // FREDERICK, Md. – Soldierfit, a unique, military-inspired fitness franchise headquartered in Maryland, announced today the launch of a contest that will award one U.S. military veteran with a grand prize of a waived franchise fee and one year with no royalties due. With more veterans turning to small business ownership, this contest will provide them a kick-start to a successful endeavor – coupled with the full support of the Soldierfit team and brand.
“We're seeking passionate veterans who have always wanted to start their own business but have never felt they had the guidance or direction to do it,” said Danny Farrar, co-owner and CEO of Soldierfit...

IHG Signs New Crowne Plaza® Hotel In Midtown New York City »

March 26, 2015 at 11:34AM PDT | Source: Crowne Plaza

West 36th Street Hotel is IHG’s Newest Addition to Manhattan’s Popular Garment District
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the signing of a 251-room Crowne Plaza® hotel in the heart of New York City. The new development aligns with IHG’s strategy to grow the Crowne Plaza brand by further strengthening its presence in top-tier business epicenters and priority markets across the Americas. The property is scheduled to open in 2017, and IHG will manage on behalf of the owner, LRR Holdings, LLC.
Lance Steinberg and Frank Chan are the majority shareholders of LRR Holdings, LLC. They also own two EVEN® Hotel properties – IHG’s new wellness-focused brand – that are currently under construction in New York with the first to open this year on 35th Street...

Aire Serv Of Eden Prairie Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie's List Super Service Award »

March 26, 2015 at 11:30AM PDT | Source: Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Aire Serv of Eden Prairie has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.
“Receiving this award means a lot to us,” said owner Doug Dill. “We have worked hard to establish a great heating and air conditioning company in Minnesota. This is the second year in a row we have received the Angie’s List award and look forward to getting it again next year by providing the excellent service our customers deserve.”
“Only about five percent of the air conditioning companies in Minnesota have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks...

Sixth Russo’s New York Pizzeria Franchise Coming To UAE »

March 26, 2015 at 11:20AM PDT | Source: Russo's New York Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen
Russo's New York Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Opportunities Available

UAE’s Prime Hospitality to Continue Brand’s Middle East Franchise Growth
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON – On the heels of its fifth signed agreement to bring Russo’s New York Pizzeria to the United Arab Emirates, the well-known, Houston-based Italian restaurant and brand is now announcing its sixth signed franchise agreement with the well-established UAE restaurant developer and operator, Prime Hospitality. The new 1,774-square-foot restaurant is slated to open this summer at the Panaroma development in the mixed residential, leisure and retail space, The Greens, in Dubai.
“We are bridging the New York pizzeria gap in the UAE. With our handcrafted recipes, old-world charm and warm hospitality, there is nothing quite like Russo’s in the market currently...

Budget Blinds Announces Powerhouse To Excel Design Expertise »

March 26, 2015 at 10:10AM PDT | Source: Budget Blinds

March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Orange, Calif. - Budget Blinds®, the largest window coverings franchise in North America with nearly 1,000 territories, announced today that Tracy Christman, VP of Vendor Alliance, is taking the helm as design expert and trendsetter for the brand, bringing more fashion-forward trends to homeowners while helping to increase market share for Budget Blinds in the growing multi-billion dollar window coverings industry.
Traveling the world to identify color and style trends, Christman brings to homeowners through the Budget Blinds brand, beautiful and stylish window fashion designs, new technologies, and functional solutions for energy efficiency, child safety, moisture resistance and durability. Christman develops partnerships with well-known industry experts and recently placed Budget Blinds window coverings and drapery in the Las Vegas home of Jonathan and Drew Scott, better known as the Property Brothers, after their hit home-renovation show...

Pet Supplies Plus Partners With Franchise America Finance To Allocate $15 Million Toward Brand Expansion »

March 26, 2015 at 9:48AM PDT | Source: Pet Supplies Plus
Pet Supplies Plus Opportunities Available

The Nation’s Largest Pet Retail Franchise Offers New Financing Options to Break Down Barriers for Franchisees
LIVONIA, Mich. - March 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s largest pet retail franchise with more than 300 locations in 25 Eastern states, is announcing a partnership with Franchise America Finance that will make $15 million available to qualified franchise candidates.
“In addition to this recent partnership, our team has continued to build a strong business model for franchisees including increased support from our corporate headquarters, an optimized distribution process and a prototype designed for maximum unit-level economics”
Franchise America Finance, a full service commercial franchise finance firm specializing in debt and equity placement, will work with qualified Pet Supplies Plus franchise candidates, as well as current franchise owners who are pursuing expansion, to offer a comprehensive solution for financing through a franchise lending program created specifically for the pet supply retailer...

Krispy Kreme Named Coffee And Quick Service Restaurant Brand Of The Year In The 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study »

March 26, 2015 at 9:16AM PDT | Source: Krispy Kreme

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Mar. 26, 2015 - Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) has been recognized as the Brand of the Year in the Coffee and Quick Service Restaurant category according to the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend study. Krispy Kreme, which has served its premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut and great-tasting coffee for almost 80 years, received the highest Equity Score among eight other Coffee and Quick Service Restaurant brands.
“We are humbled by this honor and thank our loyal customers for making Krispy Kreme the highest ranked coffee and quick service restaurant brand,” said Tony Thompson, Krispy Kreme President and CEO. “As we continue to live out our mission to touch and enhance lives through the joy that is Krispy Kreme, this study offers strong evidence that the Krispy Kreme brand continues to be well-regarded by American consumers...

Smoothie Factory® Juice Bar Now Open At The University Of Arizona »

March 26, 2015 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Smoothie Factory

Made-to-order smoothie & fresh cold-squeezed juice chain to serve healthy eating options featuring Red Mango® Frozen Yogurt
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Smoothie Factory Juice Bar, a leading retailer of real fruit smoothies, fresh cold-squeezed juices, and nutritional products, is now open near the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. This new location is part of a 7-store multi-unit development agreement with franchisee John Wilfert, of JW Health and Fitness LLC.
The store at 1031 N. Park Ave., Suite C, debuts an elevated store design for the chain, featuring more space and an expanded menu. This Smoothie Factory will serve the chain’s signature healthful smoothies and nutritional supplements in addition to a popular line of fresh cold-squeezed juices, light flatbread sandwiches and salads, and award-winning Red Mango® frozen yogurt in a variety of rotating flavors with a toppings bar...

Hurricane Grill & Wings® Opens New Restaurant In Orlando »

March 26, 2015 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
Hurricane Grill & Wings Opportunities Available

Award-Winning Wing Restaurant Opens 43rd Florida Location
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired full-service restaurant franchise is continuing its home state expansion with its second Orlando-area location in the Lake Buena Vista neighborhood.
Hurricane Grill & Wings brings its relaxing, laid-back vibe to an area frequented by guests from all over the world who come to visit Orlando’s iconic theme parks. The restaurant is sure to become a popular dining destination among locals and visitors alike with its mouthwatering menu options and entertaining atmosphere. The restaurant features a dining room that seats 191 people in addition to an outdoor patio that seats up to 45 people...

BrightStar Care Generates Interest In Master Franchisees Globally »

March 26, 2015 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

In-home Care Franchisor Sees Success in its International Expansion Efforts to Answer the Demand of Aging Seniors
CHICAGO - March 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The number of people 65 years of age and older worldwide will double by 2050 and these people want to remain independent in the comfort of their own homes. BrightStar Care, a private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 260 locations in the United States, is primed to fill the international demand for expert, high-quality in-home care. The home care franchise is already seeing success in China, Mexico, Australia, and within the Middle East. They are now planning expansion into Canada and the United Kingdom via Area Developer or Master Franchisees.
“We are off to a great start with our international expansion endeavors,” said Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care...

Kona Ice Invites Nation To "Chill" With Free Shaved Ice »

March 26, 2015 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: Kona Ice
Kona Ice Opportunities Available

No Taxation Without Relaxation: Tropical Shaved Ice Business; Encourages the Nation to "Chill" on "National Chill Out Day"
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com //
What: To ease the pain of tax filing, Kona Ice is serving up a delicious cup of tax day relief for tense taxpayers in all corners of the country.
Kona Ice will be parked at post offices, tax preparation centers and businesses in all corners of the country to hand out FREE cups of tropical shaved ice and complimentary Hawaiian leis to all who stop by. The refreshing treat will ensure that there is no taxation without relaxation this tax season.
Why: April 15th is America’s least favorite holiday. Between sifting through the mail for the correct paperwork, filling out form after form with painstaking detail and paying a hefty sum of money to Uncle Sam, tax day can be a real drag...

AlignLife Of Peoria Hosts Grand ReOpening March 26th »

March 26, 2015 at 6:59AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

Dr. Andrea Forget-Schnowske recently purchased the Sheridan Rd clinic and is hosting a Grand ReOpening to invite the public in to see the clinic and build community awareness.
Peoria, Il (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 - As part of a national wellness franchise, AlignLife brings an integrated offering of chiropractic, rehabilitation and nutritional consulting for all ages to address numerous health conditions. The success behind AlignLife is based on the expertise and compassion of the doctors serving the local communities. AlignLife chiropractors must pass a rigorous evaluation process and an extensive training system in order to join the AlignLife team. Patients can be rest-assured that if they are seeing an AlignLife doctor, they are seeing an expert in the field of natural healthcare...

Uncle Maddio’s Signs Largest Multi-Unit Deal To Date »

March 26, 2015 at 6:49AM PDT | Source: Uncle Maddio's

JUMP Restaurant Management, subsidiary of Jubilee Restaurant Group, To open 13 units in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Fast-casual pizza pioneer Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced today the signing of its largest franchise deal to date. JUMP Restaurant Management, a subsidiary of Jubilee Restaurant Group, will develop 13 Uncle Maddio’s across the Mid-South. Communities in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, La.; Greater Memphis, Tenn. and Southaven and Olive Branch, Miss. will soon be able to enjoy Uncle Maddio’s premium, customized pizza experience.
“We researched the fast-casual pizza segment for two-and-a-half years before choosing Uncle Maddio’s,” said Seth Hargett, founder and president of Jubilee Restaurant Group...

Tony Roma’s Announces Plan To Expand Presence In Australia »

March 26, 2015 at 6:41AM PDT | Source: Tony Roma's

New Development Agreement will bring the Iconic Restaurant brand to Sydney & Melbourne
Orlando, Fla (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 - Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s and TR Fire Grill, announces the signing of a new development agreement with Three Home Runs Pty. Ltd. to build an additional three Tony Roma’s restaurants in Australia. There is currently one Tony Roma’s in Perth, Australia, owned and operated by franchise partners Harry Djakaria and Denning Chong.
“We are excited about this new agreement as it allows us to grow our Tony Roma’s brand in key markets throughout Australia, where we know guests will fall in love with our world-famous ribs and signature food and beverages,” said Ken Myres, President of Romacorp, Inc...

New Book By Dina Dwyer-Owens Challenges Business Leaders To Focus On Values »

March 26, 2015 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: Dwyer Group, The

World-renowned business leader and author shares the importance of leading with values to achieve personal and professional goals.
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Now, more than ever, the business community needs a return to values-based operations, says acclaimed author and speaker Dina Dwyer-Owens in her new book Values, Inc.
"It's been said that 95 percent of companies that have a code of values don't even use it," Dwyer-Owens said. "You see examples of this everywhere and it is disturbing. I want people to see that by leading with values and taking a stand, they can make a difference and change the world."
In Values, Inc. Dwyer-Owens hopes to revolutionize the way business leaders think about success by offering inspiring stories from admirable companies, business leaders and even heroes from across the globe who have overcome obstacles using a firm set of values...

Valpak® Teams With IndyCar’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing For Second Year »

March 26, 2015 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Valpak announced today that it will once again partner with IndyCar Series team Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing. This will be the second year for the exciting partnership that combines America's love of racing with the Valpak loyal audience.
Featured driver Graham Rahal will make an appearance on the Valpak envelope later this year, as well as promote the Valpak smart phone app and spread the Valpak savings message nationwide on the Verizon IndyCar Series circuit. Graham will promote Valpak's mobile offerings and savings on the go around the country.
"We're excited that Graham and the team will share the Valpak message throughout the circuit," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media and Valpak...

Hyatt Announces Plans For Andaz Palm Springs »

March 26, 2015 at 5:37AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Andaz Palm Springs to open in 2016
CHICAGO - March 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Rael Development Corporation for an Andaz hotel in Palm Springs, Calif. The hotel will join Andaz hotels currently located in top resort destinations including Wailea (Maui), Napa (Calif.), and Peninsula Papagayo (Costa Rica), as well as other world-class cities such as London, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Andaz Palm Springs is expected to open in late 2016.
Andaz Palm Springs will bring to life the brand’s mission of creating inspiring, indigenous experiences and immersing guests into the destination’s local culture...

OpenWorks To Offer Complimentary Consultations During National Cleaning Week »

March 26, 2015 at 5:29AM PDT | Source: OpenWorks

Nation’s Leading Integrated Facility Services Franchisor to Provide Cleaning Recommendations for Business Owners, Facility Managers
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 - Just in time for National Cleaning Week, OpenWorks, one of America’s leading integrated facility services franchises, has announced the company’s plans to offer complimentary consultations to any business looking to create a cleaner work environment. From March 22 – April 3, 2015, all OpenWorks professionals will conduct on-site inspections of buildings at no cost as part of their initial consultations. Each of these experienced OpenWorks representatives will provide a full-scale review of these businesses and offer suggestions on how to improve cleaning practices...

ActionCOACH MetroNorth Clients Win National Awards At 2015 Business Excellence Awards »

March 26, 2015 at 5:22AM PDT | Source: ActionCoach

March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // RAMSEY, Minn. - ActionCOACH MetroNorth, again, brought home three client awards at the 2015 Business Excellence Awards at The Westin Lake Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4, 2015. The winners included, Best Manufacturer/Wholesaler, Dedicated Networks, Inc.; Best Overall Company, Dedicated Networks, Inc; and CEO of the Year, Brenda Nolby, Jam Hops.
The Business Excellence Awards honors the best results in businesses from North America and showcases exceptional results for business owners, entrepreneurs, their teams, and their companies.
David and Tracy Ford, owners of ActionCOACH MetroNorth, are on a mission to help change the economic landscape of their communities.
“This event is a celebration for our clients’ successes in the last year who have done the work to elevate their business to the next level and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon,” said Dave...



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